No More Lean Reading!
I have decided to try something different for 2012. I am not going to read a single lean or leadership book for the entire year. I read my first book on lean and/or leadership about 5 years ago. The Hitchhker’s Guide to Lean by Jamie Flinchbaugh and Andy Carlino was a gift to me as I left one job for another. Being the avid learner, I was hooked. I kept reading more and more books on lean. As I’m sure many of yours are, my completed reading list on lean and leadership is a mile long.
So why stop reading books on the subject this year?
Not because of burn out or because I want to stop learning. On the contrary, I want to learn but by putting more of what I have read into practice.
I have used some of what I have read over the years when the time was right, but recently I seem to have read so much especially about leadership and lean that I am jumping from on thing to another without giving anything a serious try. This year is going to be dedicated to trying to put some of what I have learned about into practice without diluting it with more information.
I plan on continuing to read blogs and non-fictional and a few fictional books this year, but my lean book reading will be on hold.
My learning is going to come from doing. I will have to dig back through some of my books to refresh myself and I am looking forward to that. I am looking forward to the challenge and seeing the results.
Is there anything from your past reading that you want to learn more about?